Artist Information

Art in the Park
June 24, 2017  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The objective of Art in the Park is to draw artists and patrons to Brighton for a new and exciting gathering of arts and culture. The Brighton City Council has identified cultural arts as one of their top priorities. This event will serve to showcase many of our regional artists, as well as bring new artists into Brighton, furthering our commitment to cultural arts. In addition, it will provide a new kind of weekend event that doesn’t currently exist in Brighton and features an artist market, youth mural project, art-in-progress, performance stage, children’s activity zone, and Culinary Avenue.
Application
Applications will be accepted March 1 - May 30, 2017. Your application must be submitted electronically no later than May 30, 2017


Directions to Art in the Park

Located just 20 miles north of Denver is the City of Brighton. Exit at U.S. Highway 85 and Bromley Lane, proceed east to 4th Avenue and north to 500 South 4th Avenue. Carmichael Park sits behind our City Hall.

From Denver

Take I-25 North to I-76 East toward Fort Morgan. Merge onto US-85 North via Exit 12 toward Brighton/Greeley. Take the CO-7 ramp toward Brighton. Enter roundabout East (Hwy 7 becomes Bridge Street), continue East to 4th Avenue, go right 5 blocks to Southern Street, go left ½ block to Carmichael Park.

From Boulder
Take Colorado Hwy 7, 29 miles East to Brighton, follow round-a-bout East (Hwy 7 becomes Bridge Street), continue East to 4th Avenue, go right 5 blocks to Southern Street, go left ½ block to Carmichael Park.

From Fort Collins
Get on I-25 South, 11 min (4.8 mi), Follow I-25 South to CO-7 East in Broomfield. Take exit 229 from I-25 South, 34 min (40.1 mi), Continue on CO-7 East. Drive East to Brighton, follow round-a-bout East (Hwy 7 becomes Bridge Street), continue East to 4th Avenue, go right 5 blocks to Southern Street, go left ½ block to Carmichael Park.

From Aurora
Get on I-225 North from East 6th Ave, 4 min (1.1 mi), Continue on I-225 North, Take Peña Blvd and E-470 North to East 136th Ave in Adams County. Take exit 20 from I-76 East, 19 min (20.4 m), Follow East 136th Ave and CO-2 North to Southern St in Brighton 8 min (4.5 mi), go right ½ block to Carmichael Park.

Art
All items must be hand crafted by the artist. Resale or wholesale items (buy/sell) are not permitted and will result in immediate dismissal without refund. Artists may only show and sell work from the category(s) in which they have been accepted. Artwork and booth submitted in photos must be representative of display and art offered for sale. Festival organizers reserve the right to ask the artist to remove items not representative of art submitted for selection process/acceptance. No manufactured or imported items will be allowed.

Accepted categories include the following:
  
Ceramics:
Clay or Stone mix
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Free form
  • Wall
  • Functional
Drawing:
on paper, canvas, rag board or possible substrates
  • Chalk
  • Charcoal
  • Conte Crayon
  • Pastel
  • Pen and ink
  • Pencil
Printmaking and or Graphic Art:
  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Giclee
  • Serigraph
  • Lithography
  • Other screen prints
  • Woodcuts
  • Linoleum cuts
  • Aqua or messotints
Jewelry:
  • Goldsmiths
  • Silversmiths
  • Design with stones
  • Lapidary
  • Setters
  • Mmetal work
Sculpture:
3 Dimensional
  • Statue
  • Relief
  • Bronze
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Ceramic or terra cotta
  • Mixed media
Glass:
  • Stained glass
  • Fused
  • Blown
  • Crystal
Textiles:
  • Tapestry
  • Weaving
  • Quilts
Painting:
  • Oil
  • Watercolour
  • Gouache
  • Acrylic
  • Fresco
  • Ink and wash
  • Tempera
  • Encaustic
Photography:
captured pictorial images on film or digital
  • Colograph
  • Codalith
  • Black and white
  • Color
  • Monotone
  • Sepia

ApplicationArtist


The artist must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the festival. Artists may not open their booth late or close early. No agents, dealers, or representative may attend in place of the artist. Two artists may display in a booth, but both artists must be approved through submittal process for artwork balance and type or the work produced is a collaboration of two artists.

Description:


The objective of Art in the Park is to draw artists and patrons to Brighton for a new and exciting gathering of arts and culture. The Brighton City Council has identified cultural arts as one of their top priorities and this event will serve to showcase many of our regional artists, as well as bring new artists into Brighton. In addition, it will provide a new kind of weekend event that doesn’t currently exist in Brighton and features an artist market, youth mural project, art-in-progress, performance stage, youth activity zone, and Culinary Avenue.

Booth


Booth size is either 10 X 10 or 10 X 20. Weighting tents is mandatory, and staking/tie downs is not permitted. Artists must furnish their own tent, display tables, skirting, & chairs. All displays must be designed and constructed to be aesthetically pleasing, and all sales and promotional activities must be confined to artist’s assigned space. Power is not available. Portable generators or drop cords across the walkway are not permitted. Booth spaces are assigned to encourage diversity of vendors throughout the festival, and to facilitate crowd flow.

Costs


An artist booth space is 10’x10’ for $50.00. One additional space is $50.00 (limit of 2 spaces). One day sales tax permit is $35.00. If an artist does not have their own tent, rentals and set up are available for: 10 X 10 canopy $165.00 (weights, set up and tear down included); 6’ table $10.00; small trash can $3.00; chair $2.00; 4' x 8' lattice panel (not free standing, but can be bungeed as a wall) $25.00. Fees are paid after acceptance.

Insurance


Vendors are responsible for obtaining insurance, if so desired. Neither the City of Brighton nor the venue will assume responsibility for insuring the entry. The artist is responsible for insuring the entry for transporting to and from the venue and for the duration the entry is in the venue location. Art in the Park assumes no risk or liability for loss, damage or injury to person or goods arising from participation in this event.

Liability Insurance


Artists are required to show proof of liability insurance. Short-term, low cost event policies will be made available at a cost of $20.00 for those without existing policies.

Application Deadline extended to May 30 due to Memorial Day Holiday.
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Parking
Free artist parking (vehicles) is available in the City Hall parking lot adjacent to the park. Free artist parking (motor homes and trailers) is available one block off the festival site at 8th and Southern streets. Artists must park in the designated parking areas during show hours.

Set-up/check in
Saturday, June 25th from 7:30 am – 9:30 am. Check in will take place at the west side shelter behind City Hall. Booths must be set and ready to go, by 9:30 am. Carting-in is available from the designated parking lots. Vehicles are not permitted in the festival area. The event will be held rain or shine.

Tear Down
Begins at 4:00 pm. Carting-out is available to the designated parking lots.

Security
Brighton City Police provide security for the festival with the understanding that the City of Brighton nor the festival organizers will not assume any liability for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Taxes
In lieu of an annual City of Brighton tax permit, a one day City of Brighton Special Event Tax Permit is required and costs $35.00. This covers your taxes for the day.

Selection:
An independent panel of visual arts professionals will review artists’ submissions. The top-rated artists will be accepted and invited to exhibit. You will be notified by April 30, 2016. Once you are accepted, you will need to pay online or send a check to confirm/save your spot in the festival. You must let us know if you are not able to participate, by May 7, 2016. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume you are not coming and will reassign the spot.

Images
We can accept the following file formats: Images (up to 5 MB): .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp. Artist needs to submit high-resolution images (up to 300dpi/1MB). Images of accepted artwork, artist statements, and artist biographies. Art in the Park reserves the right to reproduce images in a program and for promotion of the event in the media.

Marketing
Digital and print copies of posters and postcards about the festival will be available, just send us your email. We will be sending both digital materials and cards to accepted artists. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Pass the word among your friends and acquaintances - let them know we will have art on display and for sale, music, free hands-on art activities for all ages, and food.
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